You may think that because something is natural and plant-based that it’s good. Unfortunately, while a plant-based way of life is better for your body and the environment, some products derived from plants aren’t always safe. This may be the case with carrageenan.

Dairy-Free Milk Alternatives

Ever wonder why the almond milk you make at home is watery compared to the type you buy in the store? It’s most likely due to the fact that most store-bought dairy-free milk alternatives use carrageenan to thicken it up and make it more like cows milk.

Check the label the next time you buy dairy-free milk!

Luckily, there are a few brands that promote carrageenan-free milk alternatives including Silk, — such as this Silk Pure Vanilla Almond Milk — Native Forest, — such as this Native Forest Organi Classic Coconut Milk — Pacific Foods, — such as this Pacific Foods Organic Oat Original — or Eden Foods — such as this Eden Foods Organic Unsweetened Soy Milk.

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